When most people think of the Caribbean, they immediately imagine an atmosphere of idyllic relaxation, clear azure waters, palm fronds and fruity mixed drinks with tiny umbrellas. From the Bahamas to Trinidad and Tobago, the Antilles are just a hop away from the U.S. in your private jet or yacht. Whatever your idea of paradise is, there’s a luxury resort to suit your needs.
The Reefs | Southampton, Bermuda
Making it onto the Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Awards” list for 10 consecutive years, The Reefs is the only hotel that’s won the magazine’s “Hall of Fame” title. The cliff-side resort and club has its own beachfront with rose colored sand and a world-class spa. The goal of the staff is to make you feel as comfortable as possible during your holiday. Activities at the resort include movies on the beach, snorkeling, kayaking, live entertainment, yoga and stand-up paddle boarding. For the best experience, stay in one of the private secluded condos. If you prefer a view, ask for room 316. (http://www.thereefs.com/)
Nisbet Plantation | St. James Parish, Nevis
Situated on underdeveloped land in the West Indies, the Nisbet Plantation is the only accommodation in the Caribbean that’s a historic plantation. The former estate dates back to the 1700s and was the former home of a sugar cane and coconut plantation. According to Travel + Leisure, the Nisbet Plantation offers some of the best customer service in the world, offering guests Flip™ video camera to capture memories, GPS trackers, Vespas, water sports and a weekly manager’s cocktail party and barbeque. Stay in a Superior Room to enjoy an elegantly appointed bathroom and a screened-in patio and porch. If you want to tour of the area, set up a cycling session with local cycling champion Reggie Douglas. (http://nisbetplantation.com/)
Rosewood Tucker’s Point | Hamilton Parish, Bermuda
If you want something palatial and lavish, charter a private jet to Bermuda and check out Rosewood Tucker’s Point. The hotel states that it offers “serene sophistication that eludes formality” with features like a dive center, spa, an 18-hole golf course designed by Roger Rulewich and a variety of dining venues. The Rosewood is anything but average with its British colonial-styled accommodations that include a manor house with period antique pieces and contemporary art. During your stay, eat at the hotel’s restaurant, The Point. The restaurant is one of the finest in Bermuda. (http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/tuckerspoint/)
Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France | Baie des Flamands, Saint-Barthélemy
With just 39 rooms, the Hotel Saint-Barth Isle de France is situated along the island’s grandest beach. With French colonial-like décor, whitewashed rooms and neutral vintage fabrics, you’ll feel as if you’re in your own simple and elegant private world. If you need a distraction, eat lobster on the beach, watch the Tuesday evening fashion show by the pool or visit nearby Colombier beach, which you can only access by boat or foot. For a romantic room, book one of the oceanfront suites that come with a private terrace. When you want something a little more private, book one of the cottages. (http://www.isle-de-france.com/eng/welcome/)
Regent Palms | Providenciales, Turks and Caicos
You’ll find the only Regent hotel in the Americas in the Caribbean—on Grace Bay Beach, next to a dozen acres of enchanting gardens. This luxury resort is your home away from home with amenities in the penthouse like a washer, dryer, Viking appliances in the full kitchen, private Sun Suite and an outdoor shower. Drop the kids off at the Conch Critters club while you get pampered at the spa or enjoy upscale dining at Prallel23. If you’re a gadget geek, check out the room’s Internet radio that comes with over 10,000 channels from all over the world. (http://www.regenthotels.com/en/Palms)
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